Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Maritime News

Australian Warship Visits Canada Naval Base

May 23, 2012

HMAS Perth has reaffirmed close Australian Defence ties to Canada with a visit to the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in Victoria, Canada The visit by the Royal

Fincantieri & Norway's NLI to Collaborate in Mobile Offshore Rig Sector

May 23, 2012

Shipbuilders Fincantieri and NLI, a Norwegian oil drilling & topside equipment provider, agree cooperation in mobile drill rig market The agreement includes the

This Day in Naval History - May 23

May 23, 2012

From the Navy News Service:   1850 - Navy sends USS Advance and USS Rescue to attempt rescue of Sir John Franklin's expedition, lost in Arctic. 1939

Construction Milestone on Virginia-Class Submarine Minnesota

May 23, 2012

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) said that the Virginia-class submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) is "pressure hull complete," signifying that all of the submarine's

Prelude FLNG Started at Drydocks World – Dubai

May 23, 2012

Pioneering Prelude FLNG project initiated at Drydocks World – Dubai shipyard with Turret Steel Cutting.   Drydocks World, the established international player in ship repair,

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference

May 23, 2012

Advance Registrations Now being accepted Online: Agenda to Feature Speakers from Top International Maritime Industry Companies and Organizations.   The organizers

German Shipowner Invests in Fleet Rejuvenation

May 23, 2012

Young Fleet for Heavy Loads:  Shipowner Roelf Briese relies successfully on ongoing fleet rejuvenation Leer, Germany, not to far from the river Ems entry into the North Sea,

Cruise Ship Returns to Erie Canal

May 23, 2012

Grande Mariner was Stranded on Canal System During 2011 Flooding. The M/V Grande Mariner, a 96-passenger cruise ship that was stranded for more than two months because of flooding in 2011,

Managing Risk: Going Above and Beyond the Minimum

May 23, 2012

A vessel owner who takes on paying passengers knows he or she has to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements for safety. If corners are cut, a barge operator can develop

Damen Launches its Longest (120m) Pontoon Ever

May 23, 2012

Damen Shipyards announced that it launched the first of its newly designed Stan Pontoon (SPo) 12032. The SPo 12032 is the longest pontoon ever built by Damen and

Hatteland Display offers ECDIS calibration in Japan

May 23, 2012

During this years' Sea Japan trade show in Tokyo, Hatteland Display held a special training session at the premises of its approved Service Partner Tamot Corporation.

Multi-Function Navigation System Approved

May 23, 2012

The Marinestar Maneuvering System (Marinestar MS) designed by Fugro in Norway has been approved by the BSH marine test house in Germany as both a Speed and Distance

Coast Guard Recognizes Industry's Environmental Excellence

May 23, 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the award recipients for the 2012 Biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence

Container Recovery from RENA continues

May 23, 2012

RENA Container Recovery Passes 800 Mark.   The number of containers recovered from the stricken Rena on Mount Mauganui’s Astrolabe Reef has risen above the 800 mark.

Perfect Platform: Innovative Semi-Submersible

May 23, 2012

QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin provides the perfect platform for the successful testing and commercial demonstration of an innovative semi-submersible.   QinetiQ, a world

TRANSCOM Leader: U.S. Maritime Industry Vital

May 23, 2012

U.S. TRANSCOM General Says Domestic Maritime Industry is “Fourth Arm of Defense.” On National Maritime Day, Calls Industry Critically Important to National Security.

Statoil Charters Three LWI Vessels

May 23, 2012

Statoil strengthening increased recovery from subsea wells Statoil has awarded contracts for new light well intervention (LWI) vessels. These “category A” units

RR Water Jets for MPI Windfarm Support Vesssels

May 23, 2012

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply water jets for four new wind farm support vessels to be built by South Boats for offshore company MPI The 19 metre

Disabled Bulker Arrives Safely in Cairns

May 23, 2012

Bulk carrier 'ID Integrity' operated by Wallem Shipmanagement has arrived under tow in the Australian port of Cairns for engine repairs The ID Integrity lost propulsion  power last Friday,

New NOAA Chart Adds to Arctic Shipping Safety

May 23, 2012

Kotzebue Sound (off the coast of Alaska) chart replaces measurements last taken in 19th century offers safer passage on a route seeing more vessel traffic NOAA

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